Podcast: Play in new window
This week’s guest is musician/professional doodler, Emma Ruth Rundle.
I first met Emma in May of 2010 when her, and her fellow Red Sparowes band mates, played the Blue Lamp in Sacramento. Then we spent a few hours together in LA the summer of 2011. You can hear our chat about her role in the making of The Nocturnes’ beautiful album, Aokigahara. We’ve kept in touch over the years, and this latest conversation got pretty serious but worthwhile time spent.
Emma Ruth Rundle on the Interwebs:
Facebook | Official Blog
Photo © Andrew Clinco
FLABmag: Obviously asking how you met and/or decided to collaborate together is not a feasible line of questioning (since we already know the answer), but I’d like to know: Why “Marriages” and why now?
D: Why not? We’d wanted to bring vocals in to Red Sparowes in a subtle way for a long time, but it just never seemed to work the way it should. I think this has been a way of keeping productive while being able to explore ideas and sounds that wouldn’t seem appropriate in Red Sparowes. Marriages originally began as a collaboration between Emma and Greg and then eventually they asked me to join in.
ERR: Marriages, why? Because we like you.
FLABmag: I know you guys were in the studio last summer working on a new Red Sparowes album, what became of that work? Was Marriages born out of those sessions?
D: Red Sparowes had been working on songs for a new album on and off for a while, but everyone’s schedules were really out of whack and it had been making it difficult to make a lot of progress. We have a good chunk of stuff written already, but decided to take a little break while everyone had a lot of personal life things to tend to — school, running businesses, weddings, etc. We plan to reconvene after taking a breather and see what more we can come up with at that time. Marriages is a way to explore other ideas as a separate entity.
ERR: Marriages was not born from any Red Sparowes ideas at all but from the working relationships Greg, Dave and I already had and a desire to explore ideas that might have been disruptive to the aesthetic of Red Sparowes.
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